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Kentucky State Facts

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  • Capital: Frankfort

  • Largest city: Louisville

  • Highest point: Black Mountain, 4,145 ft (1263 m)

  • Lowest point: Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend, 257 ft (78 m)

  • Admission to Union: June 1, 1792 (15th)

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  • In Bourbon County, an early distiller named Jacob Spears is credited with being the first to label his product as Bourbon whiskey

  • The biggest day in American horse racing, the Kentucky Derby, is preceded by the two-week Derby Festival in Louisville

  • Elizabethtown, known for its proximity to Fort Knox and the nation’s gold bullion depository

  • Kentucky has more navigable miles of water than any other state in the union, other than Alaska

  • Cumberland Gap, chief passageway through the Appalachian Mountains in early American history

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace near Hodgenville

  • Kentucky is the only state outside of the first 13 that uses "Commonwealth" in its name

  • Before statehood Kentucky was Kentucky County, Virginia. Commonwealth of Kentucky

Kentucky Points of Interest

Kentucky Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Kentucky, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

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Kentucky State Counties

120 Counties in Kentucky

  1. Adair County

  2. Allen County

  3. Anderson County

  4. Ballard County

  5. Barren County

  6. Bath County

  7. Bell County

  8. Boone County

  9. Bourbon County

  10. Boyd County

  11. Boyle County

  12. Bracken County

  13. Breathitt County

  14. Breckinridge County

  15. Bullitt County

  16. Butler County

  17. Caldwell County

  18. Calloway County

  19. Campbell County

  20. Carlisle County

  21. Carroll County

  22. Carter County

  23. Casey County

  24. Christian County

  25. Clark County

  26. Clay County

  27. Clinton County

  28. Crittenden County

  29. Cumberland County

  30. Daviess County

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  32. Edmonson County

  33. Elliott County

  34. Estill County

  35. Fayette County

  36. Fleming County

  37. Floyd County

  38. Franklin County

  39. Fulton County

  40. Gallatin County

  41. Garrard County

  42. Grant County

  43. Graves County

  44. Grayson County

  45. Green County

  46. Greenup County

  47. Hancock County

  48. Hardin County

  49. Harlan County

  50. Harrison County

  51. Hart County

  52. Henderson County

  53. Henry County

  54. Hickman County

  55. Hopkins County

  56. Jackson County

  57. Jefferson County

  58. Jessamine County

  59. Johnson County

  60. Kenton County

  61. Knott County

  62. Knox County

  63. Larue County

  64. Laurel County

  65. Lawrence County

  66. Lee County

  67. Leslie County

  68. Letcher County

  69. Lewis County

  70. Lincoln County

  71. Livingston County

  72. Logan County

  73. Lyon County

  74. Madison County

  75. Magoffin County

  76. Marion County

  77. Marshall County

  78. Martin County

  79. Mason County

  80. McCracken County

  81. McCreary County

  82. McLean County

  83. Meade County

  84. Menifee County

  85. Mercer County

  86. Metcalfe County

  87. Monroe County

  88. Montgomery County

  89. Morgan County

  90. Muhlenberg County

  91. Nelson County

  92. Nicholas County

  93. Ohio County

  94. Oldham County

  95. Owen County

  96. Owsley County

  97. endleton County

  98. Perry County

  99. Pike County

  100. Powell County

  101. Pulaski County

  102. Robertson County

  103. Rockcastle County

  104. Rowan County

  105. Russell County

  106. Scott County

  107. Shelby County

  108. Simpson County

  109. Spencer County

  110. Taylor County

  111. Todd County

  112. Trigg County

  113. Trimble County

  114. Union County

  115. Warren County

  116. Washington County

  117. Wayne County

  118. Webster County

  119. Whitley County

  120. Wolfe County

  121. Woodford County

Our Story

  • Kentucky is located in the eastern central region of the U.S. And is one of four states that are constituted as a commonwealth. The state was actually originally a part of Virginia, but in 1792 it became the 15th state admitted to the union. Kentucky is the 37th ranked most extensive state in the country, covering roughly 40,400 square miles and is the 26th ranked state in terms of population with roughly 4.4 million people in the state.

  • Kentucky has been nicknamed the “Bluegrass State” since bluegrass is found in many regions throughout the entire state due to the very fertile soil prevalent in these areas. This in turn led to high quality live stock breeding. The overall geography of the state is mixed and is made up of various environments and several abundant resources. Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the entire world is located in Kentucky as well as the longest amount of navigable inland waterways. Kentucky is also home to the two biggest man made lakes on the east side of the Mississippi River. The state has a high population of wildlife, particularly turkey and deer along with the largest free ranging herd of elk east of the state of Montana. Other well known attributes to Kentucky include horse racing, college basketball, bourbon distilleries, automobile manufacturing, bluegrass music, and tobacco.

  • Many of the state borders of Kentucky are based on the paths of rivers as they existed when the state was admitted to the union in 1792. In many of these areas the rivers have changed course away from where the original border used to be. The climate in Kentucky is considered to be humid subtropical, as the state experiences all four seasons and a variety of various weather patterns.

  • Kentucky shares the state bird with a few other states as the Cardinal. The wild animal of the state is the gray squirrel while the state horse is recognized as the Thoroughbred. The state fish is the Kentucky Bass while the state flower is the Goldenrod and the state tree is the Tulip tree. Kentucky is also home to several big lakes such as Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake, and Lake Barkley. Kentucky played a major role in its early times in the formation of the United States and continues to play a major role with the wide variety of agriculture and industry within the state.

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